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Film night supports young artists and social change
Reel Causes hosts exclusive preview of Pirates of Salé in support of ArtQuake and social causes through film.
Jun 10th, 2015
Art and environmental activism come together at beach fest
A giant salmon lantern made of found and waste materials is the lead-off to an evening of art, live music and information at Come Toast the Coast.
Jun 9th, 2015
Artists shed new light on Enbridge, tar sands and environmental destruction
Lindy Sisson is one of four Vancouver artists featured here who are using their art to raise awareness about the oil pipelines.
Mar 10th, 2015
Guatemalans speak out about heavy cost of Canada's silver mining
Anti-mining activists in Nueva Santa Rosa speak out against mining activities in southeastern Guatemala.
Jun 25th, 2014
A Tribe Called Red's musical activism
Although I am a big fan of A Tribe Called Red’s music – which has been described as powwow meets hip-hop – I definitely had a very specific idea of what their show was going to be like. Given that...
Feb 26th, 2014
Canadians shaping campaigns: Weekly news update from OpenMedia.ca
There's so much going on in Internet governance this week. OpenMedia has news about police lobby for warrantless online spying, the cell phone squeeze, and the SOPA blackout. Check it out:
Jan 19th, 2012
'They had weapons pointed at our heads,' recalls secret Gaza flotilla activist
Three days on the high seas. Three days in Israeli detention. A Vancouver woman tells her story of a bold attempt to change Israeli government policy.
David P. Ball
Dec 9th, 2011
Tzeporah Berman gives pointers to young would-be environmental activists
At the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, activist Tzeporah Berman met with a downcast Canadian Youth Delegation. Harper’s government had punched far above its weight to ensure a meaningless...
Sep 8th, 2011
Be The Change “un-conference” attracts Vancouver activists young and old
Conference vibrated with the energy and originality of young participants -- and an overall sense of hope.
May 6th, 2011
McKibben tells Vancouverites: Help Close the Tar Sands
As part of a free public lecture series, The Vancouver Institute hosted Bill McKibben last weekend. McKibben has been called "the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe and "the...
Apr 10th, 2011